looks done versus being done
Grape Rows & Mountains – digital painting / art prints- Dan Beck 2005
Irrigate 1 – digital painting / art prints – Dan Beck 2004
There is a quality that both of these digital paintings share. They have a similar amount of detail, a similar amount of translucence, a similar amount of simplicity in conveying what was there.
Looking at my work, I tend to take things further most of the time these days. Adding texture and shading and whatever else I can think to throw at it.
Every artist knows that knowing when to quit is probably as important as beginning – but part of creating art is being true to oneself and one’s vision. You have to feel like you are done as well.
With the two paintings above, I knew they were done – sometimes I know something looks done, but I am not done – so I must continue. I am sure there is a life lesson in here somewhere, but since I am not seeing it, I must continue.